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Decent BA / SPG / Gold / Platinum Amex offer – £10 off £30 at WH Smith

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A decent new American Express promotion has appeared in the online accounts of many people.   I have it showing under my Platinum card although it is not showing for my SPG or BA Amex.  My wife does have it showing for her BA Amex.

The deal offers £10 statement credit when you spend £30 at WH Smith.  It is valid for the first 30,000 people to register.

If you think that WH Smith doesn’t have much to offer, think again.  The larger (non-railway and non-airport) stores tend to sell a decent range of gift cards for a start.  This effectively means that you can transfer your £10 saving to a different retailer altogether.

Stocking up on stamps is another possibility.  You will also find a range of toys in some stores as well as the usual books, magazines etc.

If you can find a suitably large store – for Londoners, there is a good one just a few steps from Chancery Lane tube station for example – you could save yourself a few pounds across various Amex cards relatively easily.

The deadline for spending the £30 is 15th October.

Some other, less interesting, deals have are also showing on my accounts, some of which I have mentioned before:

Armani Exchange, £10 back on £50

TopShop, £15 back on £50

Red Carnation Hotels, £25 back on £250

Moss Bros, £50 back on £200

Sunglass Hut, £10 back on £100

Gap, £15 back on £50

Skype, £5 back on £10 (ends 30/9)

Hilton, £50 back on £250 spend in UK (ends 30/9)

Debenhams, £10 back on £50

Achica, £25 back on £85

House of Fraser, £10 back on £50

Ryanair, £10 back with no minimum spend


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2023 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (3% for 3 months if you apply by 31st March) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (54)

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  • Neil Spellings says:

    Anyone know how to load these offers into a supplemental card? They only show up in the online account of the main card holder, but the T&Cs state they are per-card and not per-account so I’d like to register the supplemental card too, however when I log in as the supplemental user, I don’t get shown any offers at all, just the transactions.

    • pazza2000 says:

      Via FourSq. Loading the offer to card via the Amex site is only available to the main cardholder

  • Rob says:

    Mobile top up vouchers are a good way of using up these sorts of deals, e.g. O2 covers Giff Gaff and Tesco too.

  • pazza2000 says:

    If you have loaded the offer to card via the Amex site and rec’d a statement credit from a retailer, are you then ineligible for an additional statement credit if you then afterwards load the offer via 4S and make another qualifying spend?

  • Kevin says:

    Would we get £10 each time we purchase things from wh smith at different locations?

  • squills says:

    Latest Amex offer is £15 off £40, targeted though 😉
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amex-offer-15-off-40-spend-morrisons-2011638?page=4#comments

    Big prize if you can find a link to it for me as we’d deffo use it.

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